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Old 05-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #181
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Welcome to the group heirloom and reattempt! I can almost guarantee that as the time draws closer, you will be more and more confident in your paths. When I have had those moments of second guesses, I've come to this site and, voila - I'm feeling great again!
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:27 PM   #182
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Welcome aboard REattempt, thanks for adding your info...I just moved you into alphabetical. This list is getting long enough so it's helpful.

afntrn56 (55) 11/30
Arnie (55) 7/15
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cj (56) 5/1
dessert (60) 3/31
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Jacmac (53) 1/1
Jacmac DH (56) 5/31
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jerryo (61) 8/31
JmfromTx (56) 1/31
KingB (62) 1/31
KingB DW (63) 4/1
kwblack (54) 1/1
martyp (55) 3/1
Midpack (57) 6/30
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OhSoClose (54) 6/6
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REattempt (46) 7/30
RunningBum (49) 3/15
Sixteen Tons (57) 5/1
Skye (62) 1/1
Southern Geek (55) 7/4
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:47 PM   #183
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Only three weeks of w*rk left! I turned in my Blackberry today, and on the commuter rail ride home I opened up my backpack to pull the berry out, and it wasn't there . . . . Very strange. Very exciting!

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:54 AM   #184
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Long time lurking, first time posting. I have learned alot from this forum.
Went to part time in 2008 and now full time retirement on 6/13/2011.
I am ready and very happy!
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:46 AM   #185
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Welcome aboard norske69, you've been added to the list (except age)...

afntrn56 (55) 11/30
Arnie (55) 7/15
Beryl (56) 1/31
bizlady (55) 4/11
bob boag (55) 7/1
casky (58) 6/29
chinaco (55)
cj (56) 5/1
dessert (60) 3/31
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heirloom (61) date unknown
heyduke (55) 3/1
Jacmac (53) 1/1
Jacmac DH (56) 5/31
jimbohoward69 (41)
jerryo (61) 8/31
JmfromTx (56) 1/31
KingB (62) 1/31
KingB DW (63) 4/1
kwblack (54) 1/1
martyp (55) 3/1
Midpack (57) 6/30
NeverBored (59) 6/30
norske69 (??) 6/13
NW Landlady DH (55) 5/31
OhSoClose (54) 6/6
Packman (54) 5/31
Prototype (55) 1/15
Purron DH (55) 3/1
REattempt (46) 7/30
RunningBum (49) 3/15
Sixteen Tons (57) 5/1
Skye (62) 1/1
Southern Geek (55) 7/4
steelyman (53)8/15
TodaysTheDay (55) 3/14
zaqxsw (57) 8/12
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #186
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:46 AM   #187
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:24 PM   #188
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A secondary milestone for me today - I handed in my formal resignation, which technically is 3 months notice. However, with 24 vacation days, two holidays, two "flex days", a conference sprinkled in, and of course weekends, it turns out I only have 34 days left actually at the desk. It's feeling close!
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:45 PM   #189
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It's feeling close!
That's because it is close, just the blink of an eye in a lifetime. Congrats!
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #190
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Thanks, Midpack - and again thanks for keeping this thread in line and updated. It is one of my favorite on e-r.org (geeee, I wonder why?).

I just happened to stumble across a thread from a little while ago that I thought was interesting. Turns out it's one of the most-viewed of all time!

Want2retire is retired!

My observation is that it doesn't take too long for anyone who starts looking at e-r.org to get a feel for who are the most influential people and this thread is a great one for seeing a) a little bit of background, and b) learning more about people who have blazed the way.

W2R: if you see this, hope you approve of the reuse
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:09 PM   #191
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Gee, I didn't think that thread would ever come up again! What happy memories. Thanks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:18 PM   #192
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A secondary milestone for me today - I handed in my formal resignation, which technically is 3 months notice. However, with 24 vacation days, two holidays, two "flex days", a conference sprinkled in, and of course weekends, it turns out I only have 34 days left actually at the desk. It's feeling close!
... but who's counting ? ? ?
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #193
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... but who's counting ? ? ?

Could it be.... Satan?

Wait, wrong venue. How about: everyone who hasn't hit it yet?
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:19 PM   #194
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Only two weeks left for me before ER. Actually, I'm taking some days off to use some PTO time, so it's only 6 work days to go. I'm starting to think about that last day - should I do a dance in the parking lot? Should I just quietly walk away smiling? Should i walk around and shake everyone's hand, to gloat?

Actually it's not my style to do anything different than most any other day. I will say so long to my closest co-workers and wish them well. Actually, I may leave about 11:00 on the 31st and have lunch with my DW, like W2R did (what a nice thread!).

There is some sadness as I have begun to clean out the office and come across some old memorabilia. Throwing away 22 years of effort is somewhat sobering. But I am truly excited about the new horizons and I have everyone on these boards to thank for keeping me grounded and upbeat. I'll let you all know how that last day turns out!
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:20 PM   #195
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There is some sadness as I have begun to clean out the office and come across some old memorabilia. Throwing away 22 years of effort is somewhat sobering. But I am truly excited about the new horizons and I have everyone on these boards to thank for keeping me grounded and upbeat. I'll let you all know how that last day turns out!
I took the opportunity over the lull between Christmas and New Year's to do the cleaning bit. Since then, my office, while functional, has looked as clean as the console of a spaceship on some Star Trek episode

Please do let us know how your last day goes; I bet you'll handle it just fine no matter what. No need to gloat, though - I think lunch sounds better.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:53 AM   #196
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Golly, who would be counting? By the time I post, this will be 087:08:03:32..................

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Old 05-18-2011, 06:52 PM   #197
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Hi Midpack,

Sure, you can add my name to the list.
June 1st is the big day!!

I'm more relaxed abou the decison now. I signed the papers on Tuesday and that night I started getting a headache while watching the finance shows. Aspirin didn't help so I decided to walk the mall and my stomach started to knot up. STRESS!!

So, I told Rick we have to wait one or two months before he signs up so we don't do it cold turkey. That's why he is waiting until July.

But...since he's waiting I am definately more comfortable. I'm sure it will all work out, just have to do it one at a time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #198
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Just another routine update, feel free to add/edit yourselves...

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bizlady (55) 4/11
bob boag (55) 7/1
casky (58) 6/29
chinaco (55)
cj (56) 5/1
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JmfromTx (56) 1/31
KingB (62) 1/31
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kwblack (54) 1/1
martyp (55) 3/1
Midpack (57) 6/30
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:12 PM   #199
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Looks like I'm joining the class of 2011. I was planning on Jan 2012, but due to hugh budget cuts from the State of Calif., I waived my senority and took a layoff. So burnt out! I am ready to leave. Add me to the list--age 61, retire date 7/15/2011. Wheee!
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Add me also. Last day of active duty Air Force is 10/28 total of 21 yrs 3 months. Last day in the office will be around 7/10. Oh yeah age 43. Have couples massage scheduled with CINC house Tues, lunch date with her and some light shopping on Wed, then I actually had to schedule a breakfast on Friday with her to compare calendars, lay out honey-do list, and vacation plans. Kids out of school Friday at 1500.

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